Yale University Drops SAT and ACT essay requirements

Yale University will no longer require its applicants to submit their SAT and ACT essay scores from standardized tests starting with high school students applying for admission to the class of 2023.

The email regarding the new policy was sent to High School Counselors emphasizing that those who do not take the essay portion of the SAT and ACT will not be at a disadvantage in the admissions process.

Many universities have been undergoing this process since the redesign of SAT and ACT beginning from September of 2015, including Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, and many more.

With the decision of Yale, it only leaves just 26 colleges requiring applicants to submit their SAT and ACT essay scores.

Also, Yale will now allow students to self-report standardized test scores in their applications instead of having them pay testing agencies to submit SAT and ACT scores to lift up some burden in college admissions.

Reference Article: https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/06/02/yale-drops-sat-act-essay-requirements/


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